Thursday, January 21, 2010
Kansas City Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III hosts a conversation about humanities studies and the future of America's position in the world with brothers James H. and David Billington on Thursday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library.
James Billington, the librarian of Congress, will discuss why the decline of humanities studies has diminished America's position in the world.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Twyla Dell discusses the rapid rise of Kansas City in its first 100 years and the role that energy played in its development on Sunday, January 17, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The site that would become Kansas City was founded in the Wood Age as the steamboat era began, grew to a major railroad junction 50 years later in the Coal Age and expanded into the Oil Age in the early 1900s.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Friday Night Family Fun presents Katie Horner and Duct Tape Dave in Weather Wise and Wonderful, a Mad Science Show on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Understand meteorologists' fascination with the clouds and explore the forces that create tornadoes during this fun and educational show. Children can even have a hair-raising experience creating their own lightning!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
To open the latest season of the What Works in Urban Education series, Tom Bloch and the University Academy present Jacqueline Edelberg and her book, How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance on Wednesday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Urban League of Greater Kansas City President Gwendolyn Grant leads a discussion of data from the State of Black Kansas City 2010 Equality Index on Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The 2010 Index indicates that black unemployment is three times that of whites, that more than three times as many blacks as whites live below poverty line, and that more than 50% of blacks do not have medical insurance.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Historian Donald Worster discusses John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers and his trip through the Grand Canyon, the first recorded passage in American history, on Thursday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Friday, December 18, 2009
The Friday Night Family Fun series hosts members of the Midwest Children's Authors Guild on Friday, December 18, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., for a special reading of selections from their new Christmas Anthology.